Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Nian Ci Guan Yin Vegetarian Stall @ Geylang

Nian Ci has relocated to Geylang, same blk as Guan Yin Vegetarian, but different coffee shop! The soups are back in action! YAY!

New Stall Look

Other than serving the usual mixed vegetables rice and economical bee hoon, the tze char and dry mee is a must try. I've never tried 炖饭 (steamed rice) before and decided to give it a try.

"Dun Fan" $4

There's choice of Brown or White Rice. I Opted for the brown rice as it is healthier. The ingredients comprises of cooked veg mock meat with yam and steamed with brown rice. It is served with cabbage on the side. The yam was very well cooked and not too soggy. I couldnt make out what the mock meat was but I guess its suppose to represent roast meat. Aint too bad since this was served hot.

Dry Noodles $3

Gwennie loves the wanton dry noodles of all time. Portion is big and the sauce for the noodles is really good. I personally find it better and cheaper than Vege Sensations. One thing good is, the stall owner is very generous with the ingredients!

The stall owner realised that I was going to write for her, so she asked me to go back again today so that she can cook her specialty for me to photograph. I was touched by her sincerity and generosity so I went back a second time.

Nasi Briyani $3.50

Auntie cooked this specially for me, nasi briyani! She learnt this from a malay friend previously. This is dedicated to sunnietart since she is a mega supporter of nasi briyani! Please note that if you visit her stall the portion would not be so big. Served with spicy curry mutton, chicken cutlets and tempeh. Auntie wanted to try something special so she mixed chicken with mutton. The chicken was okay, but was a bit bland. Tempeh and rice tasted good with the curry sauce. Anyway, auntie would be changing the chicken to cereal prawn as I personally do not think the chicken and mutton complement. Definitely value for money. I can't wait to try her cereal prawns.

Other Must trys: Homemade Yong Tau Foo

Diet: Vegan, no eggs

Location: Block 134, Geylang East Ave 1

Opening Hours: Unknown

1 comment:

Laura Ng said...

Hi miss veggie, I tried out Nian Ci after your recommendation but I find their services really suck. Two reasons:
1. The aunty at the counter "greets" us with an expressionless face and takes her own sweet time (I mean, really slow) to prepare our foods after taking our order - 1 duck rice, 1 dried mee and 1 kopi-O. It was a Sunday morning and there wasn't any customer before us.

2. When we asked if there's any free soup that comes with our rice or mee, another aunty in the kitchen lied to us that the free soups were not ready and recommended lotus soup that cost another $1.50. Hey, it was already 10am and the soups were not ready? My gut feelings tell me they don't give out free soup so they can earn more from the soups. She could have tell the truth so I don't understand why she need to lie.

I don't know if the aunty mentioned in your blog is the same one but anyway their service really put me off, so I'm not going back again.